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The Wife Card

By Taxman

3 years ago

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#9 3 years ago

The wife card is never valid, IMO. Yes...each guy has his own thing going in his respective marriage. But for me, I get what I want and my wife gets what she wants. Do we get pissed off sometimes? Sure. But we love each other enough that it's forgotten a day later. When I tell somebody I would buy a machine but my wife would kill me, that's just me knowing that the particular purchase I'm considering might be a little over the top. I don't TRY to induce stress in my wife. Being married to me is bad enough.

If you ever meet me (and let's hope you don't), ask me how I've played the cancer card. (My family gets cancer like there's a fire sale on terminal diseases.) It's f**king horrible...but it works.

#16 3 years ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

Sometimes it is certainly appropriate.
"I'd like to buy your BBB you have listed for 20k. I don't want to pay more than 17.5k. Before I bring this up with my wife would you accept a 17.5k offer."
I think that's reasonable. Just depends on the spouse. I'm lucky to have a spouse into pinball so not so much an issue with me.

Plus, you're a lawyer. So, you know...just jack up the billable hours.

#48 3 years ago
Quoted from CubeSnake:

The wife card routine gets me angry-really angry-when a buyer tries to employ it I simply shut down and ALL negotiations are off. I cannot believe men can be:
A) Pussies for even using this tact. Seriously, do they have not enough backbone to make deals without involving their wives??!?
B) So disrespectful TO their wives that they make them out to be raging bitches??
C) If (B) is indeed true, that they cannot stand up to them and tell them to get their own hobbies & stay the f*ck out of theirs.
I've thrown guys out of my house for doing this. Quite a few times now that I think of it. the last time was just earlier this month when I was selling a small Honda motorcycle. The phone was ringing off the hook for this thing so I told the 1st guy who called to meet me. He INSISTED that we meet at a public place. I told him "No, we're meeting at my home, if you don't want this and are going to be playing games, please move on" So he gets up the 'courage' to actually show up at my house, he's nearly an hour late, and he with his wife (maybe for 'protection', lol). He nervously introduces himself and proceeds to look at the bike. He likes it, starts it and runs it a bit and makes me an offer for $50.00 less than I had it listed for. I accept it, as it was a fair offer and he said he had cash. He then goes over to "The Wife" and asks if they think they can swing it. She flatly says "NO!" He meekishly walks over to me and says, "We don't think this is a good idea right now". I'm like, "really??!? WE??" So after wasting time dealing with this milksop, I tell him good luck in finding another bike that wifey will approve of and, oh, by the way, when you go to buy it, make sure that you leave HER at home but be sure to take your balls with you that she's keeping in her purse. They both got in their SUV and drove off.
The sad & scary thing is this. THIS is America 2016 and these entitled assholes are typical. You may not like what I'm saying, but it's much more common now than it ever was.

Wow. Glad I a) came to your house; and b) didn't play the wife card.

Our transaction went really smoothly, which is especially surprising because I've been known to be quite the pussy.

#50 3 years ago
Quoted from Trekkie1978:

This post pretty much explains why I'm anti-marriage.

Dude!...you have to meet the right woman. My wife is an incredible woman and this scenario would NEVER have happened with her. It's all in who you choose to walk the aisle with.

#54 3 years ago
Quoted from Fulltilt:

And probably more often in how you treat that person AFTER you walk the aisle.

#64 3 years ago
Quoted from Trekkie1978:

10 in a country of 300 million.

Should be 9 left. Start lookin'!

#66 3 years ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

Nope, it's 10.

Nope. I took one. It's 9.

#68 3 years ago

LOL! I think you've been drinking tonight, Gryszzz. So you're saying your wife ISN'T one of the 10 good ones in the country? Because if you have one and I have one, then Trekkie has only 8 to choose from. If you say there's 10, that means our wives suck. I hope you've got it backwards...

#81 3 years ago
Quoted from Trekkie1978:

All my friends say I'm anti-marriage and anti-kids.
I disagree.
I'm just anti-anything that sucks.

Yet you root for the Jets.

#135 3 years ago
Quoted from fosaisu:

Sorry, every time someone complains about getting down-voted, I'm compelled to down-vote them. A potentially vicious cycle, I know.

I can't believe I haven't been down-voted. WTF???

#188 3 years ago
Quoted from Taxman:

I am constantly worried that I will be insecure some day.

I would be if I were you.

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